Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an Adopted Recipe. As the reviews have stated, they really do not taste like cotton candy...more like an old fashion tea cookie. I don't really know why they are called cotton candy, but I can visualize these cooked in different colors of pastel and served on a platter, and they would indeed LOOK like cotton candy. These cookies are delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the granulated sugar, powdered sugar, butter, and cooking oil.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add dry ingredients, (the next four ingredients) and mix to incorporate.
  4. Roll dough into small balls about the size of a quarter.
  5. With a heavy bottomed crystal vase with a decorative bottom, or other cookie press, dip in sugar to coat well.
  6. Smash each ball of dough so they are spread out and flat.
  7. Leaving an imprint and sugar.
  8. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes, until the edges just start to turn slightly brown.
  9. Do not bake too long.
  10. Cool on the baking sheet briefly then transfer to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.


Most Helpful

Made half a batch of these cookies, and I used cotton candy oil for flavour. The taste of the cookie is fine but they are very dry, and I did not over bake them. Need a glass of milk or a cup of tea. Half a batch and making small I got four dozen .

andypandy September 05, 2009

Wow!!! this is sooo great. even though i wanted cotton candy ice cream i found this and its soooo great thanks!! =D

Kisses <3 June 24, 2007

WOW I made this recipe for the New Revised Bargain Basement Game 2006. I have a hard time believing that these cookies have anything under a 5 star rating!! I made these with a query eye wondering if they were going to be flavorless. I was very happy, extatic when I tried these cookies!! WOW!! My husband didn't want to try them, then when he did he wouldn't stop, he asked me why I made them, 'cause he was hooked!! They are not REALLY sweet they are just perfect. If you do use food coloring I found that red or pink does the best in coloring. I would encourage everyone to give these a try!!

Creation in Hope May 06, 2006

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